Little FailuresMarch 2014
The satirist on drinking too much, learning to write through psychoanalysis, and making the switch to memoir.
Akhil Sharma: When Despair and Tenderness CollideJanuary 2014
Mohsin Hamid and Akhil Sharma’s conversation about writing, literary labels, and how illness challenges narrative.
Lewis Lapham: Laughing into DarknessDecember 2013
Why humor saves, with help from Twain.
Claire Lambrecht: Weight and WitJuly 2012
Nora Ephron’s light touch was no accident.
Never EnoughApril 2012
The great eater, writer, and humorist Calvin Trillin remembers when journalism wasn’t so respectable.